Barbara Nissman’s Poetry, Passion & Virtuosity Inspires Audience

On a beautiful Palm Sunday afternoon in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall, a full house was spiritually uplifted, inspired and awed by the moving musicianship and technical virtuosity of pianist Barbara Nissman in a program, Music to Love.

Performing composers whose work she has championed and recorded in her storied career – Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt – she concluded her program with Liszt’s masterwork- his confessional- the magnificent B minor Sonata bringing many to tears as they gave her a standing ovation.

Barbara guided listeners with her delightful, insightful and light-hearted program introductions.

The audience was enthralled and swept away by the power and depth of her devotion to these compositional giants whose deep and soaring musical narratives in her eloquent artistry took them to the depths and heights of emotion.

Young pianists in attendance with their teachers and classical piano lovers of all ages will long cherish the experience of her mastery. Thank you, Barbara Nissman, for sharing your passion and baring your soul.

After the concert in an encore performance for Arthur and Marybeth Steffee and friends, Barbara performed her signature Franz Liszt Liebestraum #3 and the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

David Diffenderfer photo

Thanks to Barbara Bott and Robert Jennings for sponsoring her concert and to Rod and Nadine Stewart for their recommendation to bring her to Foxburg after her Grove City College concert in 2023.

Great thanks to ARCA founder Dr. Arthur Steffee and his wife Marybeth for hosting the reception in Barbara’s honor.

Barbara Nissman will be returning in the 2025 season – when you do not want to miss her poetry, passion, virtuosity and soulful artistry in the beautiful Allegheny-Clarion River Valley.